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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Good for you. You win a cookie!

    You being an example of how things should be done is just that, one example. In my opinion most large corporations don't work like you describe. I've worked for some pretty large companies, along with some smaller ones, and getting anything out of them is like snail racing, slow and slimy.


    While I applaud the effort, I have to fundamentally disagree in 2 areas


    1) a COLA is not a raise
    2) employees with bad reviews/etc should be fired and replaced, not kept at same income.

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    While I applaud the effort, I have to fundamentally disagree in 2 areas


    1) a COLA is not a raise
    2) employees with bad reviews/etc should be fired and replaced, not kept at same income.
    At a lot of places I worked we didn't get COLA raises.

    Whether or not to fire someone should depend on more than a bad review. Circumstances could account for a temporary decline in productivity.

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    At a lot of places I worked we didn't get COLA raises.

    Whether or not to fire someone should depend on more than a bad review. Circumstances could account for a temporary decline in productivity.

    wrt #1

    assuming we mean COLA, this is an inflationary canceling increase;
    presumably the employer has adjusted prices accordingly; as such the worker's pay is not a higher % relative to their productivity, hence it shouldn't be viewed as a raise as the worker is still
    valued proportionally at the same level; the fact employers DON'T do this doesn't change it's actual context.

    wrt 2, I would think mitigating circumstances would be in the review accordingly. I was simply meaning. Bad bad because bad.

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    The economy isn't a zero sum game, but distribution from a pool (regardless if the size of the pool can change), as stated as a percentage of the pool, is zero sum.
    not if the pool can change to meet the demand of the economy which is what the federal reserve does.
    now if we were still on the gold standard then I would say yes it would be a major issue.

    however we are not.

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Money is power. Money corrupts. You put the dots together.
    Ok. Here are the dots. Its not freedom you want but a free ride. If power is what you fear, you would not put ever more power into the hands of the state.

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    I dont see what the big deal is. The one constant about history is that there has always been a 1% regardless of the type of economy it is- even in communist/socialist economies there are the 1% who hold all the power and money, that is the one constant that will never change.

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, ocean515.

    So Soros is in the news again, causing trouble as usual. What else is new? Has the man ever done one good thing in his life that anyone knows about? While I understand why a billionaire like Soros would spend $33 million dollars to agitate low income people on wealth inequality - it does cause envy, anger, and riots by those people who don't know what his goal is or how much money he personally has - he is 84 years old and maybe he feels it's just taking too long to get it done, so he's decided to step things up a bit? Whatever. If they're counting on him to improve their lives, though....
    George Soros, IMO, is a warped, twisted, evil man. Hiding his global agenda behind his front organization, the "Open Society Institute", he seeks to manipulate and indoctrinate for financial gain. Try this. When you see a link to some particularly left agenda driven group or organization, type in the organizations name and add Open Society Institute. More often than not, his organization, or perhaps, the Democracy Alliance, shows up as a benefactor or partner in the effort. It's rather stunning. Once reporting laws changed, his investment hedge fund, Soros Fund Management, went dark, chosing to go private to avoid major disclosure of his activities. Prior to do so, you could view his positions, which gave an inside view of his efforts. How about petroleum futures? Big positions impacting global prices for oil. A really bad guy right out of the comic books.

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Soros! Everybody drink!
    When you do, what is his favorite of yours? Care to refute the association, or do your cute replies always infer an acceptance of his involvement?

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    What do you think? The middle class is disappearing. At one time increases in productivity equated to wage increases.
    https://fortune.com/2015/01/19/the-1...6-report-says/
    The richest 1% of the population will own more than half of the world’s wealth by next year as inequality continues its relentless rise across the globe, a new report out Monday says.

    The report, by the U.K.-based charity Oxfam, shows that the top 1% have grown their share of global wealth constantly since 2010. After dipping at 44% in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, it rose to 48% by the end of last year and is poised to top 50% by the end of next year.
    Why does this matter? Why does the left always imply that "the wealth" is some kind of static pie that never grows, just falls more and more into the hands of the eeeeevil rich?

    If socialism is sooooo great, why is this still happening? Decades upon decades of socialism in Europe, and the USA becoming more and more "progressive" all the time? What gives?

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I got tired of this propaganda about 25 years ago. It was bogus then, it is more bogus now.

    In fact, this has been the mantra of Communists, socialists, social democrats and the entire left side of the spectrum since the first lazy bastard decided he shouldn't have to work.

    What they don't tell you is the numbers are skewed all over the place, there is no agreed on definition of what constitutes "poor" and they usually compare wealth with income, ignore the fact the mysterious 1% pay 90% of the tax burden, and that today's poor have 50" screens.

    Look, one way this number almost goes away is a simple thing. Stop the flow of 1,300 a day or so of "poor" illegals from flooding the low end of the job pool. Incomes for the lowest end will rise as will wages.
    At the core, is a global social justice agenda that "mysteriously" also forms the basis for many other global efforts, including the AGW agenda. Is there any wonder why the pushers behind "immigration" and these myriad of other issues are all the same groups and people?

    Frankly, while it's alarming, it's also impressive. People have lost sight of what billions can do to manipulate and control others. I don't see it as a conspiracy, it's a very well funded, very sophisticated, global political/social effort. Rather amazing.

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